Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Uglies Book 3
Other Books by This Author: Peeps series, Midnighters series, Leviathan, So Yesterday
The words have sent chills down Tally’s spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor — frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally’s never been ordinary.
And now she’s been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.
The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.
Still, it’s easy to tune that out — until Tally’s offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she’s programmed to complete. Either way, Tally’s world will never be the same.
This review will more than likely contain spoilers if you have not read Uglies and Pretties. Read at your own risk!
I was really excited to read another adventure with Tally and Shay. I honestly didn’t realize this was the last book with Tally! I didn’t want to accidentally come across any spoilers so I had not even read the blurb for Extras. What I’m getting at is, I was not prepared for that ending!
In Specials Tally is…..a Special. In other words she is very unlikeable! I know it wasn’t her fault. She was brain-missing but I just really didn’t like her. It was hard for me to adjust. The first two books all the New Smoke lives and this one was down with the New Smoke! You can see where I had a hard time.
I still gave this book 4 Stars because even if Tally and Shay are unlikeable Scott Westerfeld still created a interesting story line that kept me reading. Even though he kil…….I mean…..oh never mind….That’s really all I have to say. I don’t want to put too many spoilers in here! Overall, I really enjoyed Tally’s story. I highly recommend them!